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Experience – Domaine Bousquet – Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina.

For third-generation winemaker Jean Bousquet, a 1990 vacation in Argentina was all it took. The object of the Frenchman’s desire: the Gualtallary Valley, a scenic, remote, arid terrain high in the Tupungato district of the Uco Valley in Argentina’s Mendoza region, close to the border with Chile. On this visit, Bousquet discovered his dream terroir, an ideal location to nurture organically-grown wines. With altitudes ranging up to 5,249 feet, Gualtallary occupies the highest extremes of Mendoza’s viticultural limits.

Bousquet’s daughter, economist Anne Bousquet, and her husband Labid Al Ameri, found themselves increasingly drawn to the cause, and after a 2002 trip to Argentina, the couple decided to invest in Domaine Bousquet. In 2005, Al Ameri joined his father-in-law full time, helping with the construction of the winery. Anne continued her work as an economist, before joining the company in 2008. In 2009, the couple moved to Tupungato full-time, assuming full ownership of Domaine Bousquet in 2011.

Domaine Bousquet practices organic viticulture without the use of added chemicals. The winery focuses on the sustainability of the production process. Currently, Domaine Bousquet currently produces 4 million liters a year and export 95% of its volume to more than 50 countries. Domaine Bousquet currently ranks in the top 20 Argentine wineries in terms of exports and is the leader in organic wine.

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